Rune Dahl Fitjar

Professor of Innovation Studies
UiS Business School
Centre for Innovation Research
University of Stavanger
N-4036 Stavanger
Norway

Email: rune.d.fitjar@uis.no
Tel.: (+47) 51 83 15 62

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Books

The Rise of Regionalism: Causes of Regional Mobilization in Western Europe
London and New York: Routledge, 2009
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Politikk for innovative regioner
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016
with Arne Isaksen and Jon P. Knudsen
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Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies
London and New York: Routledge, 2016
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Davide Parrilli
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Articles

Why do Firms Collaborate with Local Universities?
with Martin Gjelsvik, Regional Studies, forthcoming. Published online 2018. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1413237
PDF from PEEG (draft version)

The Core in the Periphery? The Cluster Organisation as the Central Node in the Apulian Aerospace District
with Giuseppe Calignano and Dieter Kogler, Regional Studies, forthcoming.
PDF from PEEG (draft version)

Nothing is in the Air
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Growth and Change, 48 (1): 22-39. 2017.
PDF from PEEG (draft version)

Strengthening Relationships in Clusters: How Effective is an Indirect Policy Measure Carried Out in a Peripheral Technology District?
with
Giuseppe Calignano, Annals of Regional Science, 59 (1): 139-169. 2017.

Regional Skill Relatedness: Towards a New Measure of Regional Related Diversification
with
Bram Timmermans, European Planning Studies, 25 (3): 516-538. 2017.

Omstilling i Stavangerregionen og Forus nćringspark mellom markeder og politiske planprosesser
with Ragnar Tveterĺs, John-Erik Rřrheim, Martin Gjelsvik and Bjřrn Terje Asheim, Samfunnsřkonomen, 131 (2): 66-76. 2017.
PDF from PEEG (draft version)

Not too Close, Not too Far: Testing the Goldilocks Principle of ‘Optimal’ Distance in Innovation Networks
with Franz Huber and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Industry and Innovation, 23 (6): 465-487. 2016.
PDF from PEEG (draft version)

Foreign Workers are Associated with Innovation, but Why? International Networks as a Mechanism
with Marte C. W. Solheim, International Regional Science Review, forthcoming. Published online 2016. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/0160017615626217

Hooked Up to the International Artistic Community: External Linkages, Absorptive Capacity and Exporting by Small, Creative Firms
with Kari Jřsendal, Creative Industries Journal, 9 (1): 29-46. 2016.

Networking, Context and Firm-Level Innovation: Cooperation through the Regional Filter in Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Geoforum, 63 (1): 25-35. 2015.

Interaction and Innovation across Different Sectors: Findings from Norwegian City Regions
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Regional Studies, 49 (5): 818-833. 2015.

Global Pipelines for Innovation: Insights from the Case of Norway
with Franz Huber, Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (3): 561-583. 2015.

The Geographical Dimension of Innovation Collaboration: Networking and Innovation in Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Urban Studies, 51 (12): 2572-2595. 2014.

Skottland - fra unionisme til uavhengighetsavstemning
[Scotland - from Unionism to Independence Referendum]
Norsk statsvitenskapelig tidsskrift. 30 (1): 28-51. 2014.

Organizing Product Innovation: Hierarchy, Market or Triple-Helix Networks?
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Triple Helix: A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1 (1). 2014.

Firm Collaboration and Modes of Innovation in Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Research Policy, 42 (1): 128-138. 2013.
PDF from RePEc (draft version)

Region-building in the Arctic Periphery: The Discursive Construction of a Petroleum Region
Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 95 (1): 71-88. 2013.
Link to earlier draft version

Buzz, Archipelago Economies and the Future of Intermediate and Peripheral Areas in a Spiky World
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, European Planning Studies, 21 (3): 355-372. 2013.

Europeanisation of Regional Policy-Making: A Boolean Analysis of Norwegian Counties’ Participation in the EU’s Interreg Programme
with Einar Leknes and Janne Thygesen, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (3): 381-400. 2013.

The Combined Impact of Managerial and Relational Capabilities on Innovation in Firms
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 25 (5-6): 500-520. 2013.

European Capitals of Culture – Elitism or Inclusion? The Case of Stavanger2008
with Hilmar Rommetvedt and Christin Berg, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19 (1): 63-83. 2013.

How Open is Open Innovation
with Martin Gjelsvik and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Beta: Scandinavian Journal of Business Research, 28 (1): 2-22. 2013.

Innovasjonsnettverk i norske storbyklynger
[Innovation Networks in Norwegian Urban Clusters]
with Martin Gjelsvik, Magma, 7: 73-83. 2012.

When Local Interaction does not Suffice: Sources of Firm Innovation in Urban Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Environment and Planning A, 43 (6): 1248-1267. 2011.
Reprinted in André Torre and Frédéric Wallet: Regional Development and Proximity Relations, pp. 195-222. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
PDF from RePEc

Innovating in the Periphery: Firms, Values, and Innovation in Southwest Norway
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, European Planning Studies, 19 (4): 555-574. 2011.
PDF from RePEc

Little Big Firms? CSR in Small Businesses that don’t Compete against Big Ones
Business Ethics: A European Review, 20 (1): 30-44. 2011.

Explaining Variation in Sub-State Regional Identities in Western Europe
European Journal of Political Research, 49 (4): 522-544. 2010.

Building Regions on Economic Success: Prosperity and Regionalism in Rogaland
Scandinavian Political Studies, 29 (4): 333-355. 2006.

Measuring Regionalism: Content Analysis and the Case of Rogaland in Norway
Regional and Federal Studies, 15 (1): 59-73. 2005.

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Reports and non-reviewed publications

Book Review: Det glemte partnerskapet: Norge og Storbritannia i et nytt ĺrhundre
[The Forgotten Partnership: Norway and the United Kingdom in a New Century]
Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, no. 4, 2013.

EUs Interreg-program har pĺvirket norsk regionalpolitikk
[The EU’s Interreg Programme has Influenced Norwegian Regional Policy]
with Einar Leknes and Janne Thygesen, Plan, 6/2011: 42-48.

Oppfřlgingen av Interreg-prosjekter: En studie av Interreg-prosjektenes betydning for innretningen av norske fylkeskommuners utviklingsarbeid
[Following up Interreg Projects: A Study of the Impact of Interreg Projects on Norwegian Counties’ Development Policies]
with Einar Leknes, Janne Thygesen and Sverre Mauritzen. IRIS report no. 67/2011.

Conceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Clothing Business
with Oluf Langhelle, Bjřrn-Tore Blindheim, Atle Blomgren and Thomas Laudal. IRIS report no. 247/2009.

Book Review: Towards New Nordic Regions: Politics, Administration and Regional Development
Politik 12, 2009.

I hierarkiets skygge: Nye styringsordninger mellom regjeringen og fylkeskommunene
[In the Shadow of Hierarchy: Towards a New Model for Governing the Counties]
with Einar Leknes and Nils Asle Bergsgard.IRIS report no. 239/2008.

Interreg-prosjektenes betydning for norsk regionalpolitikk
[The Effect of Interreg Projects on Regional Policy in Norway]
with Einar Leknes and Anne Solheim. IRIS work note no. 178/2008.

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Op-eds

Regioner pĺ frammarsj
[Regions on the Rise]. Rosenkilden, December 2017.

Tvilsomt om oppstartsbedrifter
[Questionable about Start-ups] with Bram Timmermans, Dagens Nćringsliv, 9 October 2017.

Oppstartsbedrifter skaper ikke flest jobber
[Start-ups don't Create More Jobs] with Bram Timmermans, Dagens Nćringsliv, 28 September 2017.

Innovasjon - tilfeldige mřter eller planlagte prosesser?
[Innovation: Casual Encounters or Planned Processes?]. Rosenkilden, May 2017.

Omstillingsparadokset
[The Restructuring Paradox]. Dagens Nćringsliv, 2 January 2017.

Innvandring aukar innovasjonsevna
[Immigration Increases Innovation Ability] with Marte C. W. Solheim, Aftenposten, 15 April 2016.

Purpose-built versus Serendipitous Innovation Links: New Survey Evidence
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, VoxEU, 11 April 2016.

Poenget er demokrati og tjenester
[The Point is Democracy and Services] Stavanger Aftenblad, 6 April 2016.

Networking, Context and Firm-Level Innovaton
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, VoxEU, 24 June 2015.

Fornuft, fřlelser og kommunesammenslĺing
[Sense, sensibility and municipal mergers]. Minerva, 13 April 2015.

Derfor vil skottene ut av unionen
[Why the Scots Want Out of the Union]. Aftenposten, 12 September 2014.

Nĺr omdřmme overstyrer
[When Reputation Overrides Politics]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 29 November 2013.

Mindre byer i globaliseringens tid
[Smaller Cities in the Age of Globalisation]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 25 September 2012.

Kultur for kulturens skyld
[Culture for Culture's Sake]. Minerva, 27 April 2012.

Selvbildet stemmer ikke
[The Self-Perception is not Correct]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 21 September 2010.

Kultur for innovasjon?
[Culture for Innovation?]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 15 June 2009.

Velstand og regionalisme
[Prosperity and Regionalism]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 10 April 2008.

Det opprřrske Vestlandet?
[Rebellious Western Norway?] Bergens Tidende, 27 March 2008.

Krutt eller rřdfis?
[Sharps or Blanks?] Dagbladet, 25 March 2008.

Skjevhet i norske medier
[Bias in Norwegian Media]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 5 February 2008.

Rogaland mot Oslo og Bergen
[Rogaland against Oslo and Bergen]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 1 August 2007.

Den nye regionalismen
[The New Regionalism]. Stavanger Aftenblad, 11 March 2004.

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